Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. Trauma Therapist.

Harveen Khuman

Bachelor of Psychology; Masters of Social Work; Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.
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Harveen Khuman began her journey in mental health through the study of psychology, fostering an initial interest in psychotherapy. As she delved deeper into the intricacies of human behavior and emotion, she wanted understand individuals from a broader perspective. This curiousity propelled her towards a Masters in Social Work, and further training as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. In her current roles with Painless and in a private psychiatric hospital, Harveen dedicates herself to providing trauma-informed psychological therapy that is both client-centered and deeply empathetic.

My Background

Having combined her grounding in psychology with the expansive landscape of social work, Harveen achieved accreditation as a Mental Health Social Worker - enabling her to offer medicare rebates for Mental Health Treatment Plans. Her current role in a private psychiatric hospital places her at the frontline of care, where she assists patients grappling with complex PTSD and other intricate mental health challenges.

Her breadth of experience includes aiding clients through mood disorders, anxiety, stress, burnout, grief, life transitions, relationship hurdles, emotion dysregulation, and the profound impact of pain and trauma. In 2023, Harveen joined the Painless team to deepen her expertise in the nuanced interrelationship between trauma and persistent pain and illness.

My Approach

Harveen’s therapeutic approach is a blend of compassion and precision. Believing that everyone she meets is a unique individual with a rich tapestry of life experiences, she ensures a personalized therapeutic journey. She invests time in fostering trust and ensures a safe haven for her clients to unveil, explore, and heal from their stories.

She collaborates closely with her clients, setting clear and tailored goals. Her integrative approach pulls from the depth and breadth of her training, ensuring every client receives the most suitable therapeutic intervention for their unique needs.

My Favourite Therapies

  1. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): A cornerstone in modern psychotherapy, Harveen employs CBT to help clients identify and reframe negative thought patterns, enabling them to alter undesirable behaviors and emotional responses.
  2. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): Specialised for emotional regulation, Harveen uses DBT to guide clients in balancing and integrating conflicting feelings and behaviors. This approach emphasises both acceptance and change, aiding clients in navigating life's challenges.
  3. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): Focusing on interpersonal relations and social roles, Harveen utilises IPT to help clients address difficulties in their relationships and navigate transitional life phases, ensuring they develop healthier interactions and coping mechanisms.
  4. Prolonged Exposure (PE): Particularly effective for those with trauma and PTSD, Harveen incorporates PE to support clients in confronting and processing traumatic memories, reducing the power these memories hold over their present lives.

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Available in person or via telemedicine, anywhere in Australia.